Our UCSD NRH members also attended and were a great asset to the event. Here is a little insight from one of our own students on the path to achieving total wellness:
The name’s Will; I’m a third year undergrad from Revelle College majoring in Communication and minoring in Human Development. Going strong in my third year now, I guess you can say I’ve learned a lot about UCSD from my numerous experiences pertaining to residence life and working for the Office of Parent & Family Programs under the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. But at the same time, these experiences continue to teach me a great deal about myself.
Around my second year is when I found the drive to try eating better and exercising regularly. By talking to various friends, mentors, and advisors, I also found that journaling was a great way for me to do more for myself than just take care of my body.
Journaling has helped me improve my emotional well-being. A lot of people don’t journal because they think it’s cliché or that it’s so abstract that they don’t know where to start. That’s just it: the cool thing about journaling is that the details don’t matter — you simply make it your own.
My point: taking care of your health — be it through eating a balanced diet, regularly exercising, taking your vitamins, and/or getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep — is definitely important, but bringing your psyche into balance with your body is just as vital.
Thanks to the HDH Taste Bud program that has supported my life as a Triton by helping me get the most out of the nutrition resources available on campus. My advice to folks is to try all of the free on-campus resources available to you at least once before you graduate. You never know what you might find!Will Hsu